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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Be Encouraged - Finding Rest

"Our Hearts Are Restless Until They Rest In You"

Read that again.

Now again.

Do you believe it?  If not, read it again.

Do you feel rested?  I know I only do when I am right with God, and in turn right with those around me.  When I have released my bitterness, when I have reached forgiveness, and when I have turned control over to He who holds the power.  

Feeling rested is not an easy task.  This is not talking about being tired.  This is talking about inner peace. We cannot reach that alone.  People try everything to fill the void they feel deep in their soul.  Friendship cannot fill it.  Sex cannot fill it.  Drugs cannot fill it.  Life experience cannot fill it.  Money cannot fill it.  Love cannot fill it.  There is nothing in this life that can make you feel whole and complete.

Think about it, once we are born we start wanting and never stop.  Nothing is ever enough and we will always be found wanting.  How do we calm that voice in our head that keeps asking for more?  How do we find rest in a society that makes us work in our sleep?

Be Encouraged.  God can fill the void.  While I feel like a pre-school lesson is coming out of my mouth, it is so much more than that.  Our soul can be filled and re-filled, but it is something we must actively seek out, just like we must actively seek out food to fill our bodies.  The lazy do not get this gift, and I think the lazy are pumped into American society.  No one can do this for you and force you to do it either.  it must be a heart cry and it must be genuine in order for it to be real.

Our hearts will always be restless until we learn to find rest in the one who gave us life.  

Soak this in.

Give me your thoughts.  I hope this encourages you to dig deeper in your relationship with God today.


4 comments:

  1. Your post reminds me of Psalm 62:1-2. "My soul find rest in God alone..." Thanks for the encouragement today!

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  2. i really needed to read that today. this morning i've been struggling and this is where i need to be.

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  3. That last one got away from me :) I wanted to say thanks to you ladies for reading. I am SO glad that my thoughts and emotions can encourage someone out there. Keep checking back with me!

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